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ERIC Number: EJ789594
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0020-739X
Intuitive Understanding of Solutions of Partially Differential Equations
Kobayashi, Y.
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v39 n3 p365-371 Apr 2008
This article uses diagrams that help the observer see how solutions of the wave equation and heat conduction equation are obtained. The analytical approach cannot necessarily show the mechanisms of the key to the solution without transforming the differential equation into a more convenient form by separation of variables. The visual clues based on the transition rule are useful for understanding the process. (Contains 8 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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